Football Bowl Subdivision

Glenn named South Dakota football coach

Vermillion, SD (Sports Network) - Joe Glenn called it a Kodak moment after stepping to the podium following his introduction as the University of South Dakota's new head football coach.

"This is full circle. How proud can I be?" he said.

The 1971 USD graduate, and 2006 USD Hall of Fame enshrinee, is back at his alma mater, ready to guide a program on the FCS level in which he won a national championship.

Glenn, 62, led Montana to the NCAA Division I-AA national title (now FCS) in 2001, while compiling a 39-6 record in three seasons from 2000-02. He won the 2000 Eddie Robinson Award as the national coach of the year in the FCS.

He also led Northern Colorado to Division II national titles in 1996 and '97 during a 98-35 run over 11 seasons from 1989-99.

Most recently, Glenn had a 30-41 record and one bowl appearance in six seasons (2003-08) at Wyoming before being fired after the 2008 season. He had been in semi-retirement since then.

Glenn replaces Ed Meierkort, whose contract was not renewed after his eighth season recently. South Dakota, which had a 6-5 record, will join the Missouri Valley Football Conference next year.

Glenn also coached four seasons at Doane from 1976-79. Overall, he has a 188-100-1 career record in 24 seasons.

12/05 17:16:25 ET